Click here for information on the Feb. 11, 2018 Special Needs Playdate!
Chicago Parent is hosting a big Special Needs Playdate in January just for families with special needs. Based on the hugely successful Chicago Parent Playdates held for families throughout the Chicago area, this Playdate will be more intimate, just for children with all special needs and their siblings.
If you go
Chicago Parent Playdate, Special Needs Edition
Bernard Weinger JCC, 300 Revere Drive, Northbrook
Saturday, Jan. 28
The day will be split into two sessions to keep the fun high for all — 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.
The National Lekotek Center will host a Chill Out Zone for families. This sensory-friendly area will provide adaptive toys and in each of the two sessions, staff will provide a 30-minute shortened version of its sensory storytime, which features sensory activities and a show and tell of adaptive toys.
Expect some of the area’s best kids’ entertainers; The Storybook Mom will be on site with one of her engaging stories, as will Jeanie B!, Buddha Belly Kids Yoga, Mary Macaroni and TwistiCity with his amazing giant bubble art. Keep watching for a few more entertainers to join the fun.
In addition to sports games, a bouncy house and more, the JCC will open its pool for a free All-in-Swim program on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parents will find great resources, too, including National Louis University, Easter Seals, Autism Home Support, Trumpet Behavioral Health, Therapy Gymnastics, Extended Home Support, Keshet and Institute for Therapy through the Arts.
Advance tickets are $5 for ages 3 and up. Kids 2 and under and parents are free.